SPKAC 2023-24 PLAYER REGISTRATION

The Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club is now accepting registrations for the 2023-2024 season.

Please review all of the following information prior to registering:

Tentative Start Dates for the 2023-24 Evaluations:

  • U13AA CO-ED - August 19
  • U15AAA - August 19
  • U15AA - August 27
  • U18AAA - August 31
  • U17AAA - Sept 05
  • U18AA - TBD
  • U16AA - TBD
  • U13AA Female - Sept 05
  • U18AA Female - Sept 04
  • U15AA Female - Sept 04

Goalies are also to attend the following goalie evaluation sessions:

  • U13 Goalies - August 23
  • U15 Goalies - August 20
  • U18 Goalies - August 30

*Dates / Times are tentative and subject to change.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

SPKAC utilizes TeamSnap for registration and team management in coordination with Sherwood Park Minor Hockey. This allows for an efficient and unified registration and communication process, along with easier player and team management.
Hockey Canada members are asked to create a Hockey Canada Spordle account. This is where you will be able to obtain your Hockey Canada ID, which will be required during the new registration process.

TeamSnap
If you don’t already have a TeamSnap account, you will need to create one. You will be prompted to do so when you click on the registration link. If you have previously registered with SPKAC or SPMHA in the last 2 years, the TeamSnap registration system will recognize you and pre-fill much of your registration info based on the player you are registering. Please double check that the information is still accurate for your player and fill in any missing information.

The process and registration forms for Resident, New Resident and Non-Resident players will differ, so please read through the sections below and follow the instructions based on your player’s resident status.

All questions may be directed to general.manager@spmha.ab.ca

RESIDENT PLAYERS

For a player to be considered a Resident player, they must have a residence within the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association (SPMHA) boundaries.

What you will need prior to registration:

• Hockey Canada ID # (HCR#) – accessible through your Hockey Canada Spordle Account
• Proof of Residency within the SPMHA boundaries* (ie. Driver’s License, Utility Bill etc.)
• Completed Medical Information Form – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (RESIDENT PLAYERS ONLY)

Payments can be made online via credit card or offline via post-dated cheques. Fees may be made paid in full at the time of registration or via four (4) equal installment payments:

1. Time of registration
2. July 15
3. August 15
4. October 15 (October 20 for U18 Male Division)

Note that resident players are not required to register with SPMHA prior to registering with SPKAC. If your player is not successful in making one of the SPKAC teams, fees paid will be transferred to cover SPMHA registration fees and any extra funds will be refunded to the family. Remaining credit card installment payments or post-dated cheques will be cancelled.

NON-RESIDENT PLAYERS

For a player to be considered a Non-Resident player, they must have a residence within the SPKAC elite draw zone area.

SPKAC will only charge the tryout fee prior to team selection. Selected players will be required to complete full registration and pay all remaining fees by October 15 (October 20 for U18 Male Division)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS (NON-RESIDENT PLAYERS ONLY)

What you will need:
     • Hockey Canada ID # (HCR#) – accessible through your Hockey Canada Spordle Account
     • Scanned Proof of Residency within SPKAC draw zone area noted in the above table.
     • Completed Medical Information Form – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

NEW RESIDENT PLAYERS

New Resident Players are those players moving into the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association (SPMHA) Boundries for the start of the current hockey season.  SPKAC will only charge the tryout fee prior to team selection. Selected players will be required to complete full registration and pay all remaining fees by October 15 (October 20 for U18 Male Division)

What you will need prior to registration:

     • Parent Declaration HOCKEY ALBERTA PARENT DECLARATION FORM
     • Proof of new residence or intended new residence within the SPMHA Boundries*
     • Hockey Canada ID # (HCR#) – accessible through your Hockey Canada Spordle Account
     • Picture or scan of Birth Certificate

* SPKAC has the discretion to further investigate player residency status and may request further documentation as well as interview(s) and/or meeting(s) with parents and other hockey community members. SPKAC has the right to decline a player’s registration if they feel that the player does not fulfill residency requirements. The family may then appeal the decision in writing to the SPMHA/SPKAC President within seven (7) days. Should the appeal committee uphold the original decision, the family could appeal this decision to Hockey Alberta.

All completed documentation is sent to admin@spmha.ab.ca (this email address must be entered in the “FORWARD SUBMISSION” field) – you will be contacted by the Registrar if anything is missing.

Payments can be made online via credit card or offline via post-dated cheques. Fees may be made paid in full at the time of registration or via four (4) equal installment payments:

1. Time of registration

     2. July 15
     3. August 15
     4. October 15 (October 20 for U18 Male Division)

Note that New Resident Players are not required to register with SPMHA prior to registering with SPKAC. If your player is not successful in making one of the SPKAC teams, fees paid will be transferred to cover SPMHA registration fees and any extra funds will be refunded to the family. Remaining credit card installment payments or post-dated cheques will be cancelled.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (NEW RESIDENTS ONLY)

NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club supports minor hockey participation for all Sherwood Park residents regardless of income, and encourages registrants in need of financial assistance to follow the links below for further information:

Sport Central (assists with providing equipment)
KidSport (assists with registration fees)
SPKAC Financial Assistance Program – Reference Section 5.7 of the SPKAC Policies and Procedures
Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund (assists with registration fees)

2023-2024 FEES

There are no increases to fees this season over last.

Each athlete trying out for SPKAC will receive a reversable jersey they will use for their entire evaluation (athletes will keep this jersey when their tryout concludes).  Athletes will be responsible to launder and ensure these jerseys are at every evaluation skate.

*Volunteer Commitment – this charge is recoverable through working optional SPKAC fundraising initiatives such as concession, etc.

*Raffle Tickets – this charge is fully recoverable based on each family selling 25 tickets @ $10.00 per ticket


*U18 AA/AAA Male Divisions will have predominantly morning practices for the 2023-2024 season.
All morning practices are scheduled to end by 8:00am.


*Once the teams are announced, each team will have a parent meeting and a budget will be provided for team level expenses. At that time, the budget will be voted upon and the parent “cash call” amount will be determined for the season. This amount can be paid to the team in installments. There is an expectation that teams will provide fundraising opportunities to offset team expenses or to supplement a larger team budget.

RESIDENT/NEW RESIDENT PAYMENT SCHEDULE

• All cheques are to be made out to SHERWOOD PARK KINGS ATHLETIC CLUB
• Mail to PO Box 3058 Station Main, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
• All NSF cheques are subject to a $100/cheque NSF fee

NON-RESIDENT PAYMENT SCHEDULE

• All cheques are to be made out to SHERWOOD PARK KINGS ATHLETIC CLUB
• Mail to PO Box 3058 Station Main, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
• All NSF cheques are subject to a $100/cheque NSF fee

NON-RESIDENT PAYMENT SCHEDULE

• All cheques are to be made out to SHERWOOD PARK KINGS ATHLETIC CLUB
• Mail to PO Box 3058 Station Main, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
• All NSF cheques are subject to a $100/cheque NSF fee

SPKAC REFUND POLICY
Policies & Procedures Section 15.4 – Program Fees

II.  Refunds prior to team finalization:

a) Requests for a full refund of registration fees and tryout fees paid must be made prior to July 31st.

b) Withdrawals/cancellations requested after July 31st but prior to team finalizations will result in the forfeit of the tryout fee, except under exceptional circumstances such as injury or relocation resulting in the player not being able to attend or complete tryouts. To receive a refund under this provision, the request must be made in writing to the Registration Director. Supporting documents, i.e. doctor’s report or proof of relocation may be requested.

III.  Refunds after team finalization:

Refund requests must be made in writing to the Registration Director and will be determined in accordance with the following:

a) No portion of any tryout or late fees will be refunded;

b) No refund of registration fees will occur on requests after December 31st;

c) Players suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons shall be ineligible for a refund of fees;

d) The 4th VP Finance and Registration Director are charged with the responsibility of using reasonable discretion with respect to portioned months of participation versus non-participation within the season commencing October and ending February (5 months); and

e) Documents supporting request for refund may be requested at the discretion of the 4th VP Finance and Registration Director.

IV.  Refunds for departure to Hockey Canada Sports Schools:
Requests for a full refund for attending Hockey Canada Sports School must be made prior to July 31st . After this date, no refund of fees will be provided. The Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club will also not provide any release of a requesting player’s Hockey Canada Registry File after this date.

V.  Non-payment of registration fees and/or team fees is subject to suspension of player or players if they have more than one child in the program. The President may issue the suspension after consultation with the 4th VP Finance, team treasurer, team manager, head coach, and parents if a solution cannot be reached. Player(s) would be reinstated once payment has been received and cheque has cleared.
VI. If a family is delinquent in payments 3 or more times in one season, the case will be reviewed by a committee from the Board of Directors (minimum 3). The President will chair the committee and will select the committee members.

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Contact Info

Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

590 Broadmoor Boulevard

Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4Z2

 

MAILING ADDRESS

314-222 Baseline Road

Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1S8

 

780.467.8492

info@spkac.ab.ca